On July 19, 2014, Reverend Anthony E. Owens was elected Pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church.
Reverend Owens preached to the church as Pastor-Elect for the first time on August 31, 2014. It was at that time when he and his lovely wife joined Liberty. On March 8, 2015, he was installed as the 8th Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church. On March 5, 2020, he resigned from the pastorate of Liberty Baptist Church.
Reverend Owens was educated in the District of Columbia's public schools, attending Hendley Elementary School, Hart Junior High School, and Ballou Senior High School. After graduating from Ballou Senior High School in June 1977, Reverend Owens attended the University of the District of Columbia. He majored in Computer Science, later finishing his studies at Potomac College in the District of Columbia in 2001, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management. He immediately enrolled in the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. in January 2002.
In June 2003, the Paramount Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., which was his former church, licensed Reverend Owens to preach God’s Gospel and in September 2007, Reverend Owens was ordained to the Gospel Ministry. He graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in May 2008, with a Master's in Divinity; with an emphasis in Urban Ministry. He is currently attending Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Evansville, IN, pursuing a doctorate in ministry.
Reverend Owens currently serves as a Clergy Ambassador for the District of Columbia's Attorney General Office where he, along with other clergy, promote trust and mutual respect between law enforcement and the community, thus improving the quality of life of the district's residents while reducing crime and promoting public safety.
Reverend Owens maintains an affiliation with the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency, assisting district residents who were incarcerated with a better life.
Reverend Owens is affiliated with the Washington Interfaith Network, helping district residents advocate and address concerns, making the city better for all residents.
Reverend Owens is on the Board of Directors of the American Dental Group. Our mission is to educate youth and adults on the importance of dental health and train in the area of dental professionals.
Reverend Owens is married to Margaret, and they are the proud parents of Kristian and Aaron.
FIND YOUR FAITH
At Liberty Baptist Church, prayerfully, their teaching and preaching will lead you into a relationship with Jesus Christ. That a believer inside of the four walls was adhering to these scriptures in Matthew's gospel, chapter 28, verses 19 thru 29, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." Moreover, on today you're ready to make a commitment to Him. They would love for you to be apart of the family of God at Liberty, and the new Pastor would love to disciple you. Become a disciple who witness, serve and duplicate yourself.